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R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
The death of Ernesto Martel (Jose Luis Gomez) sets off a chain of events that forces one man to come to terms with his past. Before he went blind, Harry Caine was Mateo Blanco (Lluís Homar), a film director who often worked with Ernesto. Ten years ago, Ernesto and Mateo's friendship became a battle for Lena (Penélope Cruz), Ernesto's mistress and Mateo's secret object of affection. When the former recruits his son (Rubén Ochandiano) to spy on the latter, things quickly spiral out of control.

Cast: Penélope Cruz , Lluís Homar , Blanca Portillo , Jose Luis Gomez , Tamar Novas , Rubén Ochandiano , Marta Aledo , Agustín Almodóvar

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Broken Embraces (2009)

Release Date: November 20th, 2009|2 hr. 8 min.

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  • Cruz exudes a sensual aura of mystery that holds you spellbound. And Almodóvar, a true poet of cinema, creates images -- horrifying and healing -- that live inside your head like a waking dream. You want to miss a movie like that? I didn’t think so. show more

  • It all adds up to an entertaining combination of suspense and melodrama, a movie that doesn't cohere too well - and veers toward the silly in its more-obvious plot mechanics. show more

  • As a film that pays tribute to vintage '50s Hollywood, Broken Embraces is a visual delight. show more

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